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Thread: Fun and quirky or just plain weird?

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    I must have a "Girly Fishy" baby quilt for the son of a dear friend. (Long story, but .. must have this!) I've been collecting fish fabric since I first heard of the upcoming bundle of joy, but just KNEW the bundle would be male. Well, she's not. So Girly Fishy quilt.

    I took in the fish fabric thinking polka dots, purples, etc. What you see is what the LQS worker put together. She's been a tremendous help so many times that I just trust her choices, even this time, even though I REALLY wasn't sure about this. I'm putting it together and I'm still not sure! It's not too late to cut bait - so to speak - so ... should I go back to purple polkas ... or ... what?
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    Not weird at all, but LOL about your 'cut bait' remark - funny! But your fabrics are great! Bright colors are perfect for babies - these are good for boys or girls.

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    would love to see it with the purple fabric.. But I am partial to purple..I think a lovely light purple (matching the purple fish or what appears to be lavender flowers) would go great with it!

    It is great either way! I love the fishies!

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    I really liked the purple polka dots (the same light purple you see in the fish with white dots), but there wasn't anything that really did well for the other fabric in the 4 patch. That's why we switched gears. I could do it with just the two fabrics - just alternating blocks of each...

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    It looks great the way it is, however, if it would make you feel better using purple poka-dots in the design, go for it.
    I think getting to choose the fabric that one uses in making a quilt is what I like best about quilting.

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    Well, Fellow Texan Betty - I'd love for you to be close by because kits were made for me! I DON'T like choosing the fabrics. I can handle it when they come in coordinating sets, but other than that I second guess myself crazy! That's why I use the staff of the quilt shop so much. I thought I'd gotten good at putting 3 fabrics together - a focus and two blenders, but lost that in this one this time. This baby being a girl is just not what I had in mind!

    The young man who is the dad-to-be is the son of my dearest friend. I thought we would someday be visiting him in jail. He threw rocks at an empty house next door to me and broke some windows when he was about 8. By the time he was 18 he was mowing my grass - just because it needed it and he knew we were busy. Now at 28 he's an elementary PE teacher and a dad-to-be. How awesome is that? But ... a baby girl, huh? Hmmmmm. Pooey!

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    You're the artist. If you don't like what you're making, change it!

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    I love it! The fabrics are great.

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    It's great

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    I love it!!!! The bright colors are wonderful!!!

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    Love the bright colors!

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    I like it! It's fun and surprisingly girly!

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    I like it too.

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    It's fine, bright and beautiful!

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    here i go again sticking my foot in my mouth, If you like it great but i think the flower one is a little off.

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    nice and bright. I love it. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I'd like to see the purple dots in with it. Not sure I like how the flowers look with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    here i go again sticking my foot in my mouth, If you like it great but i think the flower one is a little off.
    I have to agree, I like it too, the polka dots are like bubbles, but the flowers don't quite go with the fish. The colors are great, though.

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    Like fishies!! and for a girl pinkflorals good, I might combo it up with a lavender or yellow polkadot even pink to pull up the pinks in both and make it extra girly. JMO
    It's going to be cute no matter what is decided

    Yep girls fish too!! :)

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    I really like it! It is bright and makes me smile.

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    I love the fish and the polka dots but not the flowered so much. I like the flowered actually but not with the fish. Of course this is just my opinion and I tend to go with the safe choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    here i go again sticking my foot in my mouth, If you like it great but i think the flower one is a little off.
    That's my opinion also. That fabric just doesn't seem to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    I must have a "Girly Fishy" baby quilt for the son of a dear friend. (Long story, but .. must have this!) I've been collecting fish fabric since I first heard of the upcoming bundle of joy, but just KNEW the bundle would be male. Well, she's not. So Girly Fishy quilt.

    I took in the fish fabric thinking polka dots, purples, etc. What you see is what the LQS worker put together. She's been a tremendous help so many times that I just trust her choices, even this time, even though I REALLY wasn't sure about this. I'm putting it together and I'm still not sure! It's not too late to cut bait - so to speak - so ... should I go back to purple polkas ... or ... what?
    I love all the fabrics and don't think the flowers are out of place -they are very wimsical and girly - and flowers are around ponds. What I do think is that the blue fish fabric is overwelhming for a girl quilt- maybe cause of the size of the block. Since you want to have it be fishy - If you have another contrast fabric - polka dots , swirals etc, maybe you could do a 9 square with the fish in smaller squares for the altenate block and make the fish boarder more narrow. Making the fish squares smaller would make the flower squares and orange pop out more for a more girly look. I would also include the flowers in the border somehow maybe as just corner blocks.

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    Awesome suggestions! I'm going to do something different with it - that's for sure. It's almost ... if I had to ask then ... it needed to change.

    I'll let ya'll know what I come up with.

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    I think it's great the way it is.

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